Published : Friday, June 30, 2017 | 11:25 AM
Union Station Homeless Services announces it has received a generous $15,000 economic mobility grant from Bank of America. Funds from the grant will go toward Union Station’s life-saving programs and services which help individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in San Gabriel Valley.
“We are incredibly grateful to Bank of America for this grant and joining us in the fight to end homelessness in San Gabriel Valley,” said Union Station’s CEO, John Brauer. “It is because of like-minded partners like them that we’re able to effect real change in our local communities.”
As the lead homeless services agency in the San Gabriel Valley, Union Station is on the frontier of an exciting and innovative answer to the issue of homelessness – a national movement which asserts that people experiencing homelessness will be most successful if they are offered housing first so that they may stabilize and address the other issues that led to their homelessness. Union Station coordinates the efforts of over 60 service providers throughout the region. Special focus is given to helping the most vulnerable first, such as chronically homeless individuals, veterans and families. As a result, the clients served have complex needs, including disabilities, chronic illnesses and mental health diagnoses, and therefore require intensive services.
“Bank of America is proud to partner with Union Station Homeless Services to help alleviate the plight of homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley and contribute to a thriving local economy,” said Raul A. Anaya, Los Angeles market president, Bank of America. “We look forward to making a positive impact in our communities by helping people experiencing homelessness get on the path to financial stability.”
Union Station is working to promote and increase client access to permanent supportive housing and enhance its current services with nationally recognized best practices. Throughout this process, Union Station is also upgrading and expanding its infrastructure to meet this increased demand. These new attempts to end homelessness represent much more than incremental, geographic growth – they represent a leap forward in the impact of Union Station’s services to families and chronically homeless members of the San Gabriel Valley.
Union Station Homeless Services is among 70 nonprofits receiving funding from Bank of America to help underserved people in Los Angeles chart a path toward greater economic mobility by improving access to food, shelter, benefits, career readiness resources and financial resources for families.
About Union Station Homeless Services
Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. We are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With 43 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of eight programs in seven locations. Services include street outreach, intake/assessment, care coordination and navigation, meals, shelter, housing, employment development, benefits enrollment, and referrals to medical and mental health services. Learn more at unionstationhs.org.
About Bank of America
At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people’s financial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our customers, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocate groups, such as community and environmental organizations, in order to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at, and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.